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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 971-974
Ethical disputes in living donor kidney transplantation: What should we do to save lives?

1 Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Dr. Taheri Medical Research Group, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Hossein Khedmat
Department of Internal Medicine Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Baqiyatallah Hospital, P.O. Box 14155-6437, Tehran 1435915371
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Living donor kidney transplantation has strong opposition and proponents. Opponents argue that this would exploit poor and female while proponents discuss the high mortality rate of ESRD patients and the low risk of a living donation. In this debate, we reviewed disputes in ethical aspects of living donor kidney transplantation to reach to a good overview of the current concepts on the issue. "To save an innocent human life is equal to saving the humankind." Holy Quran; AlMaeda:32

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